Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Coffee (2/6)

Champagne LELARGE-PUGEOT The Lelarge-Pugeot family has been telling the story of the generous lands of Vrigny for over 200 years. At the head of the estate, Dominique and Dominique, two uncompromising winemakers, two vine gardeners, two artisans serving nature and making good sense their first choice. Together, and with the help of their three children…

Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Coffee (1/6)

Coffee – if its world might be close in some respects to the one of wine – notably champagne wine -, it is most certainly considered by connoisseurs as the worst possible wine pairing. It is even the tasters’ bête noire. Pretty often, what a disappointment when at the end of a meal, just after…

Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Cigare (2/3)

Champagne HENRIET-BAZIN On a living and fertile land, there is a precious green garden right in the midst of the vines, sitting on limestone and nestled on the slopes of the Montagne de Reims. Here, two passionate winemakers, Marie-Noëlle and Nicolas Rainon, have been able to step aside in front of the truth of their…

Pairing known as impossible Champagne and Cigare (1/3)

Cigars … if they pair perfectly Spirits and their complex character, like whiskey, cognac or even rum, it is however common knowledge that they do not match very well with wines – and even less with the effervescence of champagnes… Therefore, it is much more likely to be offered a Spirit or a sweet wine…

Food-pairing known as impossible Champagne and Chocolate (1/2)

The freshness, the acidity and the effervescence of one, the sugar and the bitterness of the other: here is a food-pairing which on paper does not really match. It is even listed among the dishes not to be paired with Champagne by the CIVC. To create an harmony with cocoa products, most of the time…

Champagne and Food-pairings

In a gourmet restaurant, it is customary for sommeliers to advise on the choice of wine(s), once the dish(es) selected. Occasionally, they are even food and wine pairing menu suggested. Food-pairing… here is an important and decisive discipline, especially since a bad choice can quickly ruin flavors, aromas and the moment … Conversely, wine can…

Les Mains du Terroir de Champagne – Printemps des champagnes 2019

14 April 2019 – One tasting, one Appellation, 16 personalities rooted in the multiplicity of terroirs of Champagne, 32 hands guiding each day the nature and the wines with respect and love. Under the beautiful sun of the season, the professionals from all over the world had rendez-vous with the unmissable group called Les Mains…

Champagne Pairing – Introduction

If champagne is considered as “the king of wines”, it has been gradually relegated to the rank of celebratory wine position. Too often neglected by connoisseurs in pairing for the benefit of other wines, few are the restaurants daring to venture on the path of champagne harmony on the table, preferring the moment of the…

Champagne Benoît Marguet – Printemps des champagnes 2019

April 13, 2019 – Let’s hit the road of Champagne, in the direction of Ambonnay on the king terroir of Pinot Noirs for an off event of the Printemps des Champagnes. It is there, on the hills of the Montagne de Reims in this Grand Cru village that a selection of wine professionals from all…

Champagne, Terroirs etC…– Printemps des champagnes 2018

2018 PRINTEMPS DES CHAMPAGNES TASTING 15th and 16th April 2018 – Amateurs, professionals of wine and journalists from all over the world joined the winegrowers of the association Champagne, Terroirs etC… for their annual Printemps des Champagnes tasting in Cercle Colbert in Reims. An event presenting the  vins clairs of the last harvest as well as…

Portrait of Sébastien Mouzon

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE MOUZON LEROUX On the North-East hillside of the Montagne de Reims, there is a unique place where you can find a number of tortuous dwarf beech trees called Les Faux but out of the forest, the village of Verzy reveals other treasures… Some of them are crafted by a discreet…

Portrait of Antoine Paillard

VISIT AND TASTING AT CHAMPAGNE PIERRE PAILLARD The Pierre Paillard estate is in keeping with the tradition of the most prestigious champagne terroirs with a supplement of soul and heart: sustainable practices, cultivated here with conviction, love and good farmer sense. On their great terroirs of Bouzy, Antoine, his brother Quentin and their father Benoît,…